Claire McFarland

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Director, United States Studies Centre

Claire McFarland is the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Director at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

Claire has spent her entire career working in the digital technology space, starting at OzEmail when they were the largest ISP in Australia. Through the dot com era Claire worked at Fairfax on AFR.com and at Excite@Home, introducing cutting edge internet technologies including subscription and content personalisation to media consumers. At Optus and Telstra Claire led telco media convergence teams as mobile devices started to overtake desktops as our point of connection.

Most recently, Claire has been working for the Commonwealth of Australia developing policy and managing programs in the digital economy arena.

Claire holds a Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology), a Master of Arts (Journalism) and a Master of Business Administration.

Areas of expertise

  • Economics and business